Re: X Bow Advice, Please
Welcome to world of crossbows. As already suggested, a call to Arrowhead is a great place to start for good discussion.
Some basics. Get a price range that works for you. Bows can range from $300 to $3000 but it doesn't necessarily make one that great over another. A good average is $500-$700 fully equipped.
Most that archery hunt turkeys do so from a blind. That lends itself to a compound style crossbow becuase they are narrower than recurve styles. That will make your maneuverability much better within a blind.
Speed and noise are not big factors for turkey hunting with a bow. Any modern crossbow wil blow through a turkey and they tend to not react as much to the noise of the bow during a shot.
The front end weight of the bow is not as critical either as most likely you will be sitting with a knee rest or bi- pod.
With all that said, for turkeys, I would advise a moderately priced compound. Look at Wicked Ridge/TenPoint, Horton Havoc, Parkers for starters.
Hope that helps.
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